Sunday 25 March 2018

Ink & Share Blog Hop | Theme: Spring/Easter

Hello and thanks for stopping by :)

Today I am participating in the Ink & Share Blog Hop, where every month a number of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world hop together to share our creations to help inspire you in your paper crafting journey. My name is Kirsten, and I am from Canberra, Australia. "G'Day" :)

For todays hop and we will be sharing our projects inspired by this months theme: Spring/Easter

My Spring themed card layout inspiration comes from this weeks Caseing The Catty challenge #CTC170, where I have CASEd the layout of the Happy Easter card on page 30 of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

Here is my card:

My springtime bouquet has been created using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and co-ordinating Bouquet Bunch Framelits.

To get a little colour variation in my stems and flowers, I have inked up the stamp in one colour and using a sponge dauber, added a little bit of darker ink. Looks pretty cool, huh? My flowers use a combination of Pink Pirouette & Flirty Flamingo inks and the flower stems use a combination of Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green.

A couple of flowers were stamped and die cut. To add a little depth, these have been adhered using some dimensionals.

Did you know you can colour ribbon any colour you like? There are a number of products you can use to colour ribbon, but for this card I have used my Flirty Flamingo ink pad and a sponge dauber. Cool... now you can never say you don't have matching ribbon :)

My Congratulations sentiment received the same ink treatment as my flowers and has been cut out using the Petals & More label framelit and adhered using dimensionals.

Before adhering my flower bouquet to my card front, I have added a strip of Silvery DSP, from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.

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Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the very creative Stampin' Up! demonstrators participating in this months Ink & Share Blog Hop have come up with.

You are currently visiting me - Kirsten Aitchison, so checkout the list below to see all the hop participants.

Up next is Shirley Merker. You can click on the below image to be taken to Shirley's Blog or click on the link from the participants list below.

Kirsten Aitchison            < You are HERE :)

You too can make this ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

Beautiful Bouquet Bundle (Photopolymer 145297)

Beautiful Bouquet (Photopolymer 143666)

Bouquet Bunch Framelits (143659)

Petals & More Thinlits (145655)

Sweet Soirée Specialty DSP (145564)

Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (144213)

Flirty Flamingo A4 Cardstock (141421)

Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad (141397)

Pink Pirouette A4 Cardstock (116203)

Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad (126956)

Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad (126973)

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad (131180)

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)

Sponge Daubers (133773)

Big Shot Machine (143263)

Magnetic Platform (130658)

Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. I actually like your colors and flowers better than the catty!! Great job!

  2. Beautiful! Adding the extra colors with a sponge dauber almost gives the flowers a watercolored look. I love it!

  3. I must get this bundle, the florals are fantastic. Your case the catty card turned out great!

    1. Thanks so much Joanne :) I only just got this set recently myself, and I'm not sure why I waited so long.

  4. What a lovely card! And the colors are just beautiful. TFS!

  5. Soft, elegant and perfectly coordinated!

  6. I love the touch of ribbon as I'm always wanting new ways to add it!

    1. Thanks so much Pryl :) I too am always looking for new ways to add ribbon to my cards as a bow doesn't always suit. This way is perfect as it looks great and is quick and easy too.


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